Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

By Gus Garcia-Roberts | Washington Post | Los Angeles | June 29, 2021 | 5:04 p.m. EDT In 2018, as star trainer Bob Baffert led his thoroughbred Justify to the Triple Crown, California regulators embarked on a secret effort to exonerate Baffert after the horse’s positive test for a banned substance, according to confidential records obtained… Continue reading Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

Medina Spirit finishes 3rd in the Preakness

Flavien Prat (seen above) celebrates as Rombauer gallops to victory finishing by 3 1/2 lengths ahead of 2nd place Midnight Bourbon in the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Bob Baffert's Medina Spirit, this year's Kentucky Derby “winner”, faded and finished 3rd. Baffert's other runner, Concert Tour, finished next to… Continue reading Medina Spirit finishes 3rd in the Preakness

One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say

May 21, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Race one winner Homeboykris (3) collapsed and died following the post race Winners Circle presentation while returning to the barn during the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes day at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports.

BALTIMORE, Md. (Baltimore Sun, May 20, 2017) — A year after two horses died under different circumstances after going down at Pimlico on Preakness Day, procedures are in place to help ensure that kind of tragedy won't be repeated during the races leading up to the 142nd running of the event — or in the… Continue reading One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say